Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A surgical error may be defined as any failure on the part of a surgeon or any medical professional involved in a surgery to provide medical treatment in accordance with accepted standards. Any deviation from standard medical treatment may be considered surgical malpractice if it occurs before, during or after surgery. While there is some amount of risk associated with any surgical procedure and it is true that not every injury sustained during surgery occurs due to malpractice or negligence, there are particular situations where surgical injuries could have been prevented if the medical professional had provided proper care.
Common Surgical Errors
Surgical errors may take on different forms. Our firm handles all types of surgical malpractice claims, including those that involve:
- Unnecessary surgery
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Perforating an artery or organ
- Unsanitary surgical instruments
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Leaving something behind in the patient
- Improperly monitoring the patient during surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to get informed consent
- Negligent postoperative care
The Benefits of Enlisting a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Oklahoma City
Reviewing the merits of your case is the first step a lawyer at our offices will take when handling your claim. With our experience in this field and our understanding of what comprises a surgical error, we can review the matter to determine whether you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. In filing a surgical error claim, you may have the opportunity to recover financial compensation for medical care needed to treat your injuries, future medical treatment, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and possibly punitive damages depending on the case. To find out what your claim may be worth and what you can do to seek justice after being the victim of a surgical error, contact an Oklahoma City surgical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today.